Entries by Broadway Family Dentistry

Dealing with Dental Phobia as an Adult

Dental phobia goes beyond normal anxiety. It can make people feel terrified and panic-stricken although they know their fear is irrational. Someone with the dental phobia will demonstrate avoidance behavior by doing everything in their power to avoid the dentist’s chair. In fact, they will only do so if compelled by extreme dental pain. The […]

Halloween Safety

The only thing scary about October 31 should be the ghosts, witches, and occasional Darth Vaders roaming your neighborhood street. Unfortunately, the number one cause of injuries on Halloween falls due to costume hems that are too long, steps, curbs, and unseen objects. Hazardous or allergy-causing candies can also pose a risk to children. Here […]

Stress could be hurting your dental health

Stress can lead to a variety of health challenges like heart, stomach, or psychological issues. But did you know that stress can also cause dental problems? Bruxism is a condition characterized by grinding, clenching, and gritting the teeth. It causes headaches, earaches, jaw pain, tooth loss, and enamel erosion. Studies show that 70% of bruxism […]

The Importance of Flossing

We all know that brushing is important, but don’t forget about flossing! It’s just as important AND it takes less time, yet many Americans choose to skip it. If you consider yourself to be one of those less diligent flossers, consider that flossing (together with daily brushing) is integral to preventing tooth loss, cavities, and […]

Why Wearing a Mouth Guard is Important

According to the American Dental Association, approximately one-third of all dental injuries are related to sports. That’s why wearing a mouth guard is crucial to preventing injuries like chipped or broken teeth, lip and cheek injuries, root damage, fractured jaw, and concussions. A mouth guard is a soft laminate or plastic item used specifically to […]

Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

There’s no question that a brighter, whiter smile can boost your appearance and self-confidence. That’s why this procedure continues to grow in popularity. But it’s important to know that what you eat and drink in the days after the procedure can make a big difference to your teeth. To avoid tooth staining, avoid the following […]